So, some of you may have noticed that I kinda, well, dropped off the face of the planet for a few months. Honestly, there's no real excuse for that and all I can really do is apologize.
For the past couple of years I've been struggling with depression and social anxiety, and for a really long time I was convinced that I could handle it on my own and maybe if I ignored it hard enough it'd go away. And that worked really good for a really long time. I went off the college thinking that I had everything under control and that not only would I survive, I would thrive. Well, long story short, that was the straw that broke the horses back. I got my ass handed to me. I skipped class, camped in my dorm room, and didn't have the will to do anything besides read. I did so poorly, I was left with no other option other than to drop out mid-semester, and have spent the last several months trying to get myself headed in the right direction before I gave the whole college-thing another shot in the spring.
I still have a long way to go, but I'm the healthiest I've been in years.
And for everyone else out there who might be about the make the leap from high school into the adult world, know that nothing is set in stone. I left high school with my heart set on being an aerospace engineer, and now I'm planning on going into medicine. Take every class you can, experience as much as you can, and know even then that your plans are probably going to change.
And that's okay.
Don't hold yourself back. If you want to be a doctor, don't let it go because you think you're not smart enough. Fight for your dreams and don't let go.
Over the next couple of days, I'll be shifting through my messages and notifications, so expect some necroposting and favs going out to month old pieces. I haven't forgotten about the contest, and I'll be announcing the winner by Friday.
Expect some new art, some new concepts, and giant remix on the Spinebacks and the Carinae project.
Again, my apologies for the unannounced hiatus.
Listening to: Aerosmith
Playing: The Binding of Isaac